The Assumption of the Virgin

Martin Schongauer (German, about 1430–1491)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 071; Lehrs 18; Hollstein (German) 18

Dimensions

Sheet: 15.8 x 15.4 cm (6 1/4 x 6 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

M27966

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Signed lower center: M + S

Markings

Probably no watermark; verso, MFA stamp with accession number in graphite: 27966; in graphite: A86356; B.71; FVXV

Provenance

John Rushout, 2nd Baron of Northwick (b. 1770 - d. 1859), Northwick Park, Worcester, and Thirlestane House, Gloucestershire; 1859, by inheritance to his nephew George Rushout, 3rd Baron of Northwick (b. 1811 - d. 1887), Nothwick Park; 1887, by inheritance to his widow, Elizabeth Augusta Warburton Rushout, Lady Northwick (b. 1832 - d. 1912), Northwick Park; 1912, by inheritance to her grandson, Captain Edward George Spencer-Churchill (b. 1876 - d. 1964), Northwick Park; May 28, 1918, sold by Captain Spencer-Churchill, Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, London, lot 395, probably to Frederick Keppel & Co., (dealer), NY; May, 1919, purchased from Frederick Keppel & Co. by the MFA. (Accession Date: May, 1919)

Credit Line

Samuel Putnam Avery Fund